Thursday, May 20

BBQ Party Ideas

I can't wait to finish my dang backyard retaining wall/sitting area project so I can have a BBQ! BBQs are so much fun because you can keep the food simple and fast!  Here are a few fun ideas to frost your next BBQ!

 Why not do a silly invite! Cut out shapes of food and put them on a kabob skewer! You could also do one that looked like BBQ sauce or a BBQ grill - get creative! Source

Why not use cucumbers as vases?  Core out the insides and use a peeler to create a pattern on the outside! Add a ribbon or decorative touch and you have a unique centerpiece! Cut a few at different heights and cluster them for a more dramatic look or use squash, eggplant, etc to add some color! Source and tutorial found via accenttheparty blog.

Get a matching napkin weight! We all need something to hold them down! They come in so many different styles these days and make a great hostess gift!
You could make this easy DIY plastic grill to use as a prop, extra serving or just for the kids to play on! Source and tutorial

Are these not fantastic?!? Little aprons for bottles with a little straw holder! I am not sure I have the patience, but these would be so cute! You could modify to do ballerina, princess, farmer (etc) ones to match your next party theme! Source and tutorial

These are CUPCAKES!!!! How fun are these?!? Topped with jellybeans these would make adorable desserts for your next BBQ!  From Hello, Cupcake book pg 24


  1. Love the ideas!! The kabobs are one that we actually sold last year in my business with Stampin' Up!!

    Those cupcakes are soooo cute!!

  2. Great ideas but I am loving and will definitely try the corn cupcakes!

  3. I like that you call it a "BBQ." Around here, everyone calls it a "cookout," but my California roots say, "BBQ!" Of course, my hubs points out that when you cook indoors no one says, "I'm having a stove."

  4. Love the bottle aprons!! Now you've got me wanting a cookout too!! :)

  5. That's funny - wonder how many people say BBQ vs cookout? Either way, I think I am craving some coleslaw! thanks for all the comments ladies!

    hugs! Kim @ Frost Me!

  6. Those corn cupcakes are adorable! Oh, and for the record...I saw BBQ but I'm from MA so that's probably why!

  7. That cucumber vase is awesome! I bet you could do something similar (and larger) with a watermelon. Thanks for the ideas!

  8. Love the cucumber vase but those cupcakes...too cute!

  9. The bottle aprons look the ones we made years ago (back in the day :) for our dish washing soap to cover the ugly bottles as they sat on your counters. For a part these would be cute cut out in felt with rick or rib sewn on for the ties and your guest names spelled out with a sharpie...hope this helps, Roberta

  10. That is THE most adorable invite I've ever seen! Such a cute idea.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. great ideas ladies! Thanks for all the comments!

    Kim @ Frost Me!

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